Sometimes it’s hard to Know. . .

November 19, 2010

. . .whether an author is being intentionally ironic or he just doesn’t know what he’s talking about
In this piece the author laments the state of Ireland in terms of its debt. It contains this priceless quote;

“Pundits in those early days [when the magnitude of the problem was first being realized] used to urge us to think of the country as being at war and to fire ourselves up with the same plucky spirit that saved civilization when it was threatened by German and Japanese warmongers.”

Does the author or anyone in Ireland know the country was neutral during the entirety of World War II? In fact they were so neutral the Prime Minister expressed condolences on the death of Hitler.

Hopefully, they’ll have some plucky spirit to draw upon from some other era.

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